Yacon leaves, ground
Many people with diabetes in South America drink tea made from yacon leaves because the active ingredients in the yacón leaves can have a positive effect on blood sugar levels. Scientific studies in rats have shown that a yacon-enriched diet leads to a reduction in blood sugar levels.
The plate-sized yacon leaves can increase well-being as a tea
from: Nuestra Salud, Lima, January 2009, No. 273, p.5, summary:
The leaves of the yacon plant are good for digestion. Brazilian research and a control of this research in Argentina confirmed that tea made from yacon leaves has a beneficial effect. The filter function of the kidneys is supported. The properties of the yacon leaves give rise to great hope.
Scientific name: Smallanthus sonchifolius. Other names: Aricoma, Arboloco, Aricona, Arikuma, Colla, Chiriguano, Ipio, Jacón, Jicama, Jiquima, Jikima, Jiquimilla, Leafcup, Llacon, Llacoma, Mexican potato, Polaco, Poire de terre, Potato bean, Puhe, Shicama, Taraca , Yacuma, Yacumpi
Yacon leaves tea can have a probiotic effect on the intestinal flora. Therefore, it can also be useful for weight loss diets and has been used for centuries in the Andes to treat type II diabetes and / or lipid disorders and high blood pressure.
Habitat and distribution of the yacon leaves
Their original habitat is the highlands of the Andes and high forest between 1,000 and 3,400 m.
Yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius, syn .: Polymnia edulis, P. sonchifolia) is a daisy plant (Asteracea). It comes from the Peruvian plateaus and has been one of the most valuable foods there for centuries.
Tea preparation with yacon leaves
Pour 1 teaspoon with 1 liter of boiling water, leave for 5-10 minutes.
The taste is herbal-green, slightly bitter, but pleasant.
100% Yacon leaves cut (Smallanthus sonchifolius)